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  • NaBloPoMo – Day 13 – Pier Park

    I saw this story in the newspaper yesterday and it reminded me that I wanted to blog about the fire that burned down half of Pier Park in September. Pier Park is a boardwalk in New Westminster, just a few blocks from my place, which opened in 2012, just before I moved here. The easternmost […]

  • More Random Pandemic Thoughts

    It was just over six months ago that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic and six months ago today was the last day that I worked in my office (which is the milestone in my brain of when the world changed the most for me). Living during a pandemic like this […]

  • Mini-Vacay

    I decided to take this week off work. Figured it was a good chance to recharge my brain before I have to really start prepping for my fall classes. Plus Scott and I went to Kelowna this weekend and I got some produce that I want to pickle, so I figured that it’s better to […]

  • On the eight and ninth day of donating…

    I missed doing a blog posting yesterday because I take the red eye to Toronto and then got distracted by seeing my family and going to the movies and also being super tired from taking the red eye. So, for yesterday’s donation, I asked my family for recommendations of a non-profit and my brother-in-common-law suggested […]

  • Prince George

    So I’m up in Prince George this week for work. My team needed to do data collection here and in Victoria, so we split up with half the team coming north and the other half crossing the Narrow Sea Georgia Strait to Essos Victoria. I’ve been to Victoria before – and I’m sure I’ll go […]

  • On the sixth day of donating…

    Another organization that my students worked with this semester was the Lifesaving Society – BC & Yukon Branch. This Society has been around since 1911 and its mandate is “to reduce water-related death and injury”. So whether you are swimming in a pool or at the beach or you are out boating or going out […]

  • A Whole New WordPress

    I logged into my blog tonight to write a posting and learned that there is a brand new version of WordPress, which is the open source software that I use to publish my blog. And it’s not just a usual little update with a few bug fixes – it’s a big change to how the […]

  • How did I do on my 2017 goals?

    Time to check in on how I did on my goals this year (spoiler alert: pretty bad!) Successes: Learn 12 new things (1 per month). I learned the following 12 things: Plumbing Folding a Fitted Sheet Strength training Sewing Growing Balcony Potatoes Politics Car Part Epigenetics Canning Short cuts Make-up expiry Brain rules Establish a […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Brain Edition

    I went to a couple of conferences this year and learned a tonne of stuff at them, but in the interest of not boring you to tears with things that are very interesting to evaluators and probably no one else, I’m just going to tell you about one of the things that I learned from […]

  • Christmas Eve

    Putting aside all critiques about Uber and their various bad practices, this made me laugh tonight: